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ABERDEEN, S.D. — The identities of the two children who died in a fire just before sunrise on Tuesday just outside of Aberdeen in a mobile home have been released...
North Dakotans are all but certain to re-elect Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., to the U.S. House of Representatives by a wide margin, in part because he has no serious competition...
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Negotiations between protesters and law enforcement broke down Wednesday, Oct. 26, with protesters holding their ground at a frontline camp to block the Dakota Access Pipeline. Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney was among a contingent of law enforcement who met with camp representatives Wednesday on Highway 1806 on the other side of a roadblock established by protesters. Laney told the protesters officers don't want a confrontation, but they have to enforce the rule of law.
VIRGINIA, Minn. — One person died and two others were treated for burns from an early morning house fire in Virginia. The injured parties were taken to Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic,...
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — Civil rights activist and Rainbow PUSH Coalition founder, Rev. Jesse Jackson, is joining the effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline project south of Mandan. The...
BISMARCK - Gov. Jack Dalrymple has received a petition seeking the removal of McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger and asked the attorney general to conduct an investigation. A letter from Dalrymple written Tuesday, Oct. 25, confirms that the governor's office received the petition from Todd Schwarz, acting McKenzie County state's attorney, and requests that Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem conduct an investigation within 30 days. Dalrymple asked Stenehjem to make a recommendation as to whether removal proceedings should be conducted.
GRAND FORKS, N.D.—The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will extend the operations of a five-day vet center in Grand Forks beyond its six-month trial period, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., announced Tuesday. The center, which offers counseling and other services to veterans, service members and their families, opened May 31. The VA now has decided to extend it and hire two full-time Grand Forks counselors, which Heitkamp said "demonstrates that area veterans are using the counseling and readjustment services that they've earned."
U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has earned a second term in the U.S. Senate. He’s worked hard in the tradition of nearly all North Dakota’s U.S. senators throughout the years...
DICKINSON, N.D.—Gregory Paul Decker, 53 of Dickinson, has been given two prison sentences for Class AA felony continuous sexual abuse of a child and Class A felony gross sexual imposition. He was given 25 years on the first charge, with 10 years suspended, and 20 years on the second conviction, with five years suspended. However, the sentences will run concurrently. Decker has been convicted of inappropriately touching multiple juvenile girls under the age of 15 between 1997 and 2015.
MORTON COUNTY, N.D. — As actor Mark Ruffalo arrived to support their cause, protesters camping in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline braced Tuesday for action by a growing police and military force to the north after the pipeline company issued a foreboding statement saying trespassers will be prosecuted and "removed from the land."